You already know that Calvert Hospice provides end-of-life medical care for those with serious illnesses along with grief support to the families after their loved one is gone.
Did you know that we also serve as a resource for any Calvert County resident who is in need of bereavement services? An important part of this work is offering specialized support to children and teens who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
Recognizing that there was a real need for kids to have a place where they felt safe to talk about their loss, we now have a bereavement coordinator who leads grief support groups in our county schools. We also hold educational seminars for staff and parents or guardians allowing them to better understand how to help a child who is experiencing grief.
Through these various programs, these children are able to express their feelings about their grief process, learn coping skills, write letters to express unfinished words, and create memory boxes to hold onto the special memories of their special person. The children are able to experience support and comfort in the midst of tragedy and pain, while developing the tools for healing and rebuilding.
Calvert Hospice has recently become part of the Hospice of the Chesapeake organization, allowing for opportunities for expansion of critical programs for families in the future!
Please rest assured that a critical part of this arrangement is the commitment that your donations will continue to support children and teens right here in Calvert County as they always have. All money raised in Calvert stays in Calvert.
We want to thank you for believing in us and the essential work that we do. We hope that you will continue to support us by making your most generous donation possible. You have our sincere gratitude!!!